Former junior welterweight title holder, Amir Khan is moving up to the welterweight division with his next fight scheduled to be against Devon Alexander according to Dan Rafael.
Make no mistake about it, Khan is moving up in weight because he wants in on the Floyd Mayweather Jr. cash out parade.
“I think I’ll be a lot more comfortable at 147,” Khan told ESPN.com. “I’ve been struggling to make the weight. I’ve been at 140 for a long time (since mid-2009). So I’ll be looking to fight at 147.”
“I’ll be a lot stronger at 147, a lot more confident,” Khan said. “Look at guys like (lightweight titlist) Adrien Broner and (Robert) Guerrero. They moved up two weight classes and fought for world titles and you see their confidence. You can do a lot more in training. You can build your strength and not always be worried about the weight. I think I’ll have a lot more power.”
Khan was married this past Friday and will take some time off to enjoy being a husband, and to also observe the Musl